Square Enix promises upcoming patch to PC version of Nier: Automata
Square Enix has promised an upcoming patch to the Steam version of Nier: Automata.
The announcement, made in a post on the Nier Twitter account, comes more than four years after the game's release. Since launch, the original PC port has exhibited mixed performance at best, with many players reporting a variety of issues including choppy cutscenes, bugged resolutions, stuttering gameplay, among other problems. A message at the time from the publisher asked fans to wait for updates that never came.
When the Microsoft Store PC version of Nier Automata released last month, players noticed it was not the Steam version but actually a new port of the game. Done by Polish porting house QLOC, this version initially seemed to be improved from the Steam release, although ultimately many issues are still seen to be present. Regardless, this new release caused a flood of negative reviews to hit Nier: Automata's Steam page, as fans hoped Square Enix would finally give the game the polish it deserves. It seems like Square Enix heard the message.
There is no current date, timing, or any other details for the patch at the moment, but knowing Square Enix isn't ignoring one of their strongest titles is at least somewhat reassuring. We'll have to see how it shapes up.